Google Pixel 2 series to be announced on October 5, Snapdragon 836 CPU inside


After seeing various renders and photos allegedly showing the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, we may now have an announcement date for the two handsets. According to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), Google wants to unveil the smartphones on October 5. Blass also has it that both next-gen Pixels should be powered by a Snapdragon 836 processor - which hasn't been announced yet, but will most likely be a bit more powerful and efficient than the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (found inside the just-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 8, among other high-end devices).

Interestingly, last year's Pixel and Pixel XL were announced on October 4, so the new Pixel family is bound to be announced exactly 1 year and 1 day later.

As you may have already heard, the 5-inch Pixel 2 is likely manufactured by HTC, while the 6-inch Pixel XL 2 is seemingly made by LG. This would explain their different (yet not too different) appearances, as the larger model is expected to employ a near bezel-less design, while the smaller handset should have pretty prominent bezels at the top and bottom of the screen.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will almost certainly become the world's first smartphones to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. We're pretty excited about their upcoming release. Are you?

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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64 Comments

61. NINJER

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

All comments are bezel this bezel that, i would take water proof dual front facing speakers with bezel anyday, rather than bezel less, more room to hold phone in many different positions to enjoy the content instead of holding them in particular ways just to enjoy screen real estate.

60. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 133; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

I never get why ppl like big phones , the pixel is almost big for a hand.

50. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Shame the pixel is going the Nexus 5x vs the Nexus 6p route again. If the smaller pixel was bezeless it would be amazeballs but now will have to settle for the large one. I went for the GS8 regular, pixel regular, and the iPhone 7s non plus(when I chose my work phone, would never buy one personally too overpriced). So google screwed this up big time. They have the resources to scrap that HTC garbage and get LG to make two devices. Why the hell not Google?

45. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

No XL 2 no party

39. Kohai

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

Actually how many of you need such proccesing power in a phone? Almost everybody I know uses the phone for calling, social apps (Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook), taking photos and few few games. They are making us buying very expensive gadgets we do not really need, or at least the mayority of us.

47. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Nobody is making me do anything... I choose what phone I want because that's what I want

56. SyCo87

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Well if you want to get things done quick and you're use to a certain speed, there's no way you would settle.

36. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The prices are going to......

34. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Bring it on

33. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If it gets microSD card support and native manual/pro mode in the camera app I will definitely consider it. Otherwise I'll probably move on to the V30.

32. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I got this one on my watch list. I'd be interested to see if they (htc) fixed their supply issues yet.

31. fonephreak

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I want the nexus moniker back and the price

26. hariom9973

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

I am waiting for xl2

22. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The TRUE ANDROID KING! F0ck outta here with your Note 8.

49. cyberbob

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 21, 2017

f**k you

52. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Yes sir. Take my money Google.

16. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The pixel XL 2 will be based on LG V30

11. ikenvape

Posts: 310; Member since: May 28, 2014

Give me those sweet tiny bezels and I'll give you my money Google! Either this one out the Mate 10 for me

9. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Pixel 2 XL will be my next phone. Will be best android available.

15. ikenvape

Posts: 310; Member since: May 28, 2014

With a heavy heart, latest doesn't always mean best

62. NINJER

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

It was with the OG pixel.

8. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

The notes of yesteryear would've had this SoC

13. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Probably true. If not mistaking the S4 had the SD600 followed by the Note 3 which had the SD800. Don't remember S5 to Note 4.

29. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

SD800 to SD801.

38. Kohai

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

Not correct: SD800 to SD805 in Note 4

6. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

What, the phone with no expandable memory or headphone jack, eh think that's a hard pass

46. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Cloud based storage and USB c headphones...

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Note 8 >>>>>>>

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Ba-da-bing, ba-da "BOOM!". ;)

4. androiduser

Posts: 575; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Will surely beat my htc u11

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